Marshall Award

The Food Storage & Distribution Federation held its AGM, Annual Lunch and Health & Safety Awards on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at Headingley Stadium, Leeds. Representatives of member companies and their guests enjoyed a tour of the stadium, before sitting down to a 3 course lunch together with the very entertaining guest speaker Geoff Miller OBE. The FSDF Health & Safety Awards recognise excellence at both company and individual level and this year’s submissions were certainly of an excellent standard. Sponsored […]

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Kane and Malcolm

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation was delighted to present the winner of the UK Future Leader Award 2015, Kane Thomason, Site Operations Manager at XPO Logistics, Grimsby with this Award at the FSDF AGM, Annual Lunch & Awards yesterday at Headingley Leeds. Kane received his award from FSDF President Malcolm Johnstone. Kane represented the UK at the IARW/WFLO Annual Convention in Las Vegas, USA in April this year where he was an excellent ambassador representing the UK Food & […]

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Carbon MS Logo

FSDF member Carbon Management Services (the trading name behind Envirovolt Limited) one of the UK’s leading Voltage Management solution providers has acquired Watford Control Instruments. Being the premium brand for EMEA and global emerging markets, Watford Control voltage stabilisers enable customers with poor quality or intermittent mains power supplies to “buck or boost” their incoming phase voltages by +/-40% (or greater if required), maintaining a steady supply voltage, thereby protecting plant and equipment from dangerous spikes, whilst maintaining full power to […]

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Star ref

Ammonia cooling specialist & FSDF member Star Refrigeration, is inviting visitors to its manufacturing facilities at Westway, Renfrew, to view the company’s latest Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) compliant ammonia air cooled chiller, Azanechiller 2.0, as the first unit is run tested on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Azanechiller 2.0 incorporates a number of enhancements including improved efficiency, reduced refrigerant charge, and smaller footprint whilst guaranteeing end-users avoid the uncertainty of synthetic F-Gas refrigerants. With seven units currently […]

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Cold Comfort

24/05/2016
Thermo King

Thermo King has traditionally relied on diesel generators to power the cold air units that ensure trailers maintain the optimum temperature for sensitive cold chain goods. Such as food and pharmaceutical products with the mounting cost of diesel. Allied to the growing regulatory pressure on the fuel, particularly from urban governments. The company has been listening to its customers’ needs in  fashioning  solutions that work practically as well as economically. These do still very much include diesel units, but the […]

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Oakland Chamber Awards

Multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International is a finalist in the Excellence and Innovation Award category of this year’s prestigious Chamber Business Awards to be held at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday 9th June. Oakland International’s Quality Assurance Manager, Louise Smith, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be a finalist in the Excellence and Innovation Award category which makes it a hat trick as it’s the third time this year that our specialist distressed load service has […]

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David OBrien IARW

David O’Brien has been elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) David has served as IARW Treasurer for the past twelve months, and was appointed to his new position as Vice Chairman at the 125th IARW-WFLO Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, USA from 16th – 19th April 2016. Other Officers and Board Members appointed to new positions were 2016-17 Chairman – Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada and Treasurer – Doug Harrison […]

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Efaflex

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) are the global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling system solutions. They operate from an impressive 25 manufacturing plants and employ 3,700 staff around the world. As a company with a 150 year heritage, AWI appreciates the importance of quality, innovation, and World-class leading design on top of favouring a supportive project approach. So when they needed to refurbish and expand their facilities here in the UK, they chose […]

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Union Ind Matt Barnes

FSDF member Union Industries is aiming to strengthen its position as the UK market leading manufacturer of Industrial Rapid Roll Doors and Industrial Curtains with the appointment of a dedicated Research and Development Engineer, who will help to continue the company’s proud history of innovation. Matt Barnes, 36, from Huddersfield, will oversee High Speed Door product improvement and new designs, including the development of large Fabric Engineering Solutions, which has been identified by Union as a product that is capable […]

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Louise 2

FSDF member UK and Ireland supply chain specialists Oakland International is amongst this year’s finalists in The Grocer Gold Awards 2016 to be held at the Guildhall, London on Tuesday 14th June 2016. Finalist in the Business Initiative of the Year category, responsible family business Oakland International was chosen for their pioneering Distress Load Management service, whereby Oakland reduces food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed loads. A practical service which provides notable environmental benefits for customers, […]

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